Governor Bindow Threatens to Dump APC

Governor Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa state has complained against the way federal appointments and projects concerning his state were being handled, Naij.com reports.

According to him, he and his officials may be forced to dump the All Progressives Congress if the complaints were not addressed, Premium Times reports.

Abdulrahman Jimeta, the chief of staff to the governor, disclosed this on Thursday, April 6, in the presence of Governor Bindow, while addressing a team from the APC National Secretariat who were on a visit to the state to conduct the north-east mini convention of the party.

 He said: “We here are loyal, but tell the leadership of the party that there is limit to loyalty and that party business is optional. In fact, even religion, you have the right to change it because of pressure.

“So, tell them we are loyal, but there is limit to that, especially if they are not recognising us, since we are the army of the party that is supposed to enjoy the fruits of the party; or out of frustration we join the opposition enemy party.”

Jimeta noted that various appointments were made without consulting the state government.

 He said that many of the appointees were not known to the government.
“Unfortunately, there is no difference between an opposition state and APC-led state like Adamawa because even appointments at the federal, we are not consulted.

“Some of them, we don’t know them neither were we consulted before their appointments as indigenes of Adamawa state,” he said.

The governor’s top aide said even some of the federal projects that the state was supposed to enjoy were being “hijacked by some people in Abuja”.

 “Even our own rights that we are supposed to get through some agencies like UBEC (Universal Basic Education Commission) and MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) were hijacked and (when) we contacted them, we were told that somebody somewhere has collected the money and is doing the contract somewhere.”

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